A standard talking point against WikiLeaks and Assange has been: the WikiLeaks release of the cables is nothing like the Pentagon Papers case, and Assange and Bradley Manning are nothing like Daniel Ellsberg. But Ellsberg is still alive, and he's not having any of it.
At least 50 U.S. State Department cables released by WikiLeaks report on the U.S. government's contacts and negotiations with foreign governments over U.S. detainee policies, requests to resettle detainees, and follow-up on resettlements.
As each new revelation comes to light, I can't help thinking, why was this secret in the first place? Wouldn't it be better if diplomats shared their concerns openly -- rather than hiding them from the public?